Today we take control of our past! We’ve asked the Team to type ‘music’, ‘gig’ or ‘concert’ into their photo app, and send us something from The Good Time.*
Murray, Machine Chorister
The Algorithm has selected this photo of a choir preparing for a Christmas carol service. We stumbled upon this during a visit to a cathedral in Berlin in December 2018. The acoustics were incredible in that Cathedral, there was a real ethereal sound to it.
Steve, Master of Wax
Here is a grainy picture of Bananarama performing at the SEC Armadillo on 12 November 2017. This was my first time seeing the original lineup and it was fan-*******-tastic.
Sam, Atlas Owner
Here is a picture of Imarhan, an Algerian rock band. I saw them at Broadcast Glasgow in 2019. Went to see them purely on a friend’s recommendation and it was fantastic.
Here is The National performing at Kelvingrove Bandstand (about 500 metres from the office) last summer. And the back of a man’s head. I remember it being lovely despite the rain. Spotify told me I was in the top 1% of National fans last year, which probably means I need a restraining order.
Roddy, Roddy From Work
The Photos app has taken this very literally. This was a song performed by a young man (perhaps his name was Peter Lupton?) on piano in a double decker bus at Glastonbury 2019. I don’t remember an awful lot about this gig, because there was also a fair amount of alcohol in a double decker bus at Glastonbury 2019.
John, Graphics Jannie
This is While She Sleeps performing at SWG3 (also 500 metres from the office) in February 2019. What do I remember most about this gig? The constant feeling of being in imminent danger. It was great.
Lucy, Child of Wrong Decade
A photo of the iconic O2 Academy entrance from the Earth, Wind & Fire Gig in June 2016. It was the busiest gig I've ever been to. About halfway through I gave up trying to see the stage (short person problems), and danced with my sister at the back. Good times.
Jessica, Frequent All Saints Content Contributor
All Saints, who are the best band to ever exist, if you did not already know, at the Brixton Academy in That London, October 2016. I bumped into my best friend’s uncle and auntie in the crowd and sung Never Ever with them – flawlessly, may I add.
Lorna, Eurovision Fan
Photos has selected this picture I took of the TV whilst Italy’s entry to Eurovision 2017 - Francesco Gabbani’s Occidentali's Karma - was on. I remember the tears of laughter streaming down my face as I captured this picture (I’d had wine). But really, if Eurovision isn’t about people dressed in seemingly irrelevant costumes, then what is it about?
Abs, Still Head of the Killers Fan Club
Here are The Killers at King Tuts in July 2018. Best day of my life. The show was 200 capacity, and opened at midnight with Midnight Show. It couldn’t have been more perfect. It also couldn’t have been more sweaty.
Thanks to all for your blasts from the past. We’ll be back seeing live music - one day!
* (Despite what some people may say, nobody cheated.)